Pocket Powerbox Advance (PPBADV) is a welcome addition to the Pegasus Astro “Powerbox” product series. Proudly stands between Pocket and Ultimate Powerbox and it has been designed to provide more advanced features than Pocket Powerbox at a good price and in a more compact / quality design.

PPB ADV Gen2 is now available, allowing up to 4 USB devices to be plugged.  (2 x USB2 and 2 x USB3 Ports)

Feature List of Pocket Powerbox Advance Gen2:

4 x 12V DC Power outlets for your equipment (A single channel to switch all four outputs ON/OFF via software)
12 Amps of total distributed current
Adjustable Output (3, 5, 8, 9, 12Volt) / 3Amps (Can be switched ON/OFF) Power your DSLR / Mirrorless camera
Embedded Powered USB3 Hub – 2 x USB3 Ports & 2 x USB2 Ports Available (USB3 ports are backwards compatible with USB2 devices)
1 x Power USB Port (up to 3Amps) – Suitable for Raspberry PI 3/4 power
Port (RJ12) for external accessories (eg. External Focus Controller)
2 Channels PWM Dew Heaters – RCA Outputs (Tune levels via software)
Humidity and Temperature Sensor (included)
Auto Tune Dew Heater Channels
Reverse Polarity Protection
USB / PC Controlled or Standalone Operation out of the box
Lightweight and extremely compact aluminium enclosure

4 x 12V DC Power outlets for your equipment

A powerful mosfet transistor provides “electric juice” to your precious equipment. It supply of electricity 4 outputs. Can switch on/off all 12V outputs (not individually).

This single channel can provide up to 10Amps of current to all ports. Current is shared among the 4 x 12V ports

Adjustable Regulated Output

An adjustable output is suitable to provide power to your DSLR / Mirrorless camera / or your RPI3/4. You can tune the voltage to different levels (3,5,8,9,12 Volts). Please note that we provide a wide range of battery couplers for Canon, Nikon, Sony, FUJI Cameras

Built in Voltmeter

A precise voltmeter measures and displays in real time your input voltage. If the input is more than 14.5V, the power is instantly cut off to protect your equipment.

Built in Amp-meter

An Amp-meter placed after the DC input reports the total electric current.
Moreover there are three additional amp-meters: One for the 12V outputs and two for the Dew Heater Channels. This allows you to easily monitor detailed and overall power consumption of your equipment.

More than 12A of total electric current

Controller has been designed to support up to 12 Amps of total electric current. Please note that a usual backyard astrophotographic setup requires 5-7 Amps

Standalone Operation

Pocket Powerbox Advance can work “out of the box” as a standalone device. Just plug the cables and you are ready to go. So, If you don’t like to connect a PC every time, you don’t have to. Simple as that!

Two channel duty cycle PWM outputs

Two Pulse width modulation (PWM) outlets are capable to provide power to your “thirsty” Dew Heaters. No more moisture fuzzing your equipment and destroying your clear nights. These outlets can be remote controlled from your laptop using the supplied software.

Auto Adjustment of PWM (Dew Outputs)

Controller can auto adjust the heater power levels by consulting the environmental sensor Dew Point reading. Just click “Auto” and leave to Pocket Powerbox to decide if it is time to turn on and precise tune the level of your dew heaters.

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Embedded USB3 Hub – 2 x USB3 & 2 x USB2 Ports

A powered USB3 Hub at the back of the device provides 2 x USB3 SuperSpeed Ports and 2 x USB2 High Speed Ports.
The new SuperSpeed hubs operate in parallel with the USB 2.0 controller, so 5 Gbps SuperSpeed data transfers are not affected by slower USB 2.0 traffic.

USB Port Configuration under PPBADV Gen2

  • USB Port1 supports USB2 devices
  • USB Port2 supports USB2 devices
  • USB Port3 supports USB2 & USB3 devices
  • USB Port4 supports USB2 & USB3 devices

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* Older product revision (Gen1) had only 3 out of 4 USB Ports that were compatible to USB2 devices. For detailed information please check the product manual.

USB High Power Outputs

USB Port 1 (the USB2 white coloured lower port) provides 5.2V/3Amps. You can connect any device that requires 5V. E.g a Raspberry PI 3/4 or Intel Compute Stick M3/M5 can receive power from this specific port

Expansion Port (EXT)

EXT (expansion) port is available for device expansion. This RJ12 socket allows the connectivity of current and future Pegasus Astro products. Plugged devices can be controlled from Pocket Powerbox Advance standalone software or dedicated ASCOM driver.

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Compact Aluminium Enclosure

A high quality robust, blue anodised aluminium enclosure houses the electronics of the Pocket Powerbox Advance. Size is 100mm x 71mm x 24mm. Weights 250 grams.

ASCOM 6 Fully supported

Pocket Powerbox Advance fully supports ASCOM6. In combination with our main program which acts as a server you can use our latest ASCOM 6.5 supplied drivers to:

  • Report environmental settings to supported software (e.g Sequence Generator Pro / MaximDL )  (ASCOM ObservingConditions)
  • Switch ON / OFF 12V outputs, Adjustable Output, Tune Dew Heaters. (ASCOM Switches)

INDI Fully supported

Pocket powerbox fully supports INDI, Bundle it with Stellarmate or any other device that can use INDILib.

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Led Indications for power failure status

Led can blink in patterns to warn you regarding important power issues (e.g over or under voltage). Moreover light can be turned off using the software. Our led is very dim but in case you don’t like it on you can switch it off via the software.

Power Cables are included in the package

Four power cable of DC 2.1mm to 2.1mm male (1m) are included in the package.

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External Environmental Sensor

External temperature & relative humidity sensor is included in the package. Know exactly the environment conditions of your location.  Temperature, humidity and dew point measurements are displayed in the software.

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Connect the device to your laptop/PC and control Pocket Powerbox from the supplied software or ASCOM drivers

Reverse Polarity Protection

Device has been design with a reverse voltage polarity protection. It will definitely save your night if you accidentally connect the main power supply in reverse polarity!

Watchdog

A hardware watchdog resets the device if for any reason there is no response from the controller for two seconds. A neat feature in the unlikely event of a controller freeze – when you have a remote observatory and you need to be certain that everything works as expected.

Upgradable Firmware

Device is firmware upgradable to support future features and bug fixes.

Optional Mounting accessories

Optional mounting accessories (brackets and top plate) are now available. Made by black anodised aluminium

Pair of Mounting Brackets

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Top Plate for Accessories

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An example of stacking PPB Advance with USB Control Hub

 

Supply Voltage 12V – 13.8V DC
Power Input Connector DC 2.1mm
Connectivity USB2 – Type B USB Connector
4 x 12 Outputs Maximum Current 10 Amps in total.
2.1mm Center Positive
Software: ON/OFF all ports
2 Channel x 12 PWM Outputs Maximum Current 5A Each, Black Colored RCA Connector, Pulse Width Modulated (Suitable for Dew Heaters or Flatbox)

Software: Duty Cycle % / OFF

1x Sensor Input RJ12 Socket, Connectivity with Environmental Sensor

0-100% humidity readings with 2-5% accuracy
-40 to 80°C temperature readings ±0.5°C accuracy

Camera / DSLR Output  Max 3Amps, 3,5,8,9,12 Volt (Adjustable via software)
2.1mm Center Positive
Voltmeter Measures 5 – 15V
Dimensions 66mm x 66mm x 24mm
Weight 90 grams
Pocket Powerbox Advance Controller
External Temperature / Humidity Sensor
4 x Power DC 2.1 to 2.1 male cable (1m)
USB3 Cable Type B (1.8m)

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    Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox Advance Gen2

    SKU: PEG-PPBADV

    $565.00

    3 in stock  

    Pocket Powerbox Advance (PPBADV) is a welcome addition to the Pegasus Astro “Powerbox” product series. Proudly stands between Pocket and Ultimate Powerbox and it has been designed to provide more advanced features than Pocket Powerbox at a good price and in a more compact / quality design.

    PPB ADV Gen2 is now available, allowing up to 4 USB devices to be plugged.  (2 x USB2 and 2 x USB3 Ports)

    Feature List of Pocket Powerbox Advance Gen2:

    4 x 12V DC Power outlets for your equipment (A single channel to switch all four outputs ON/OFF via software)
    12 Amps of total distributed current
    Adjustable Output (3, 5, 8, 9, 12Volt) / 3Amps (Can be switched ON/OFF) Power your DSLR / Mirrorless camera
    Embedded Powered USB3 Hub – 2 x USB3 Ports & 2 x USB2 Ports Available (USB3 ports are backwards compatible with USB2 devices)
    1 x Power USB Port (up to 3Amps) – Suitable for Raspberry PI 3/4 power
    Port (RJ12) for external accessories (eg. External Focus Controller)
    2 Channels PWM Dew Heaters – RCA Outputs (Tune levels via software)
    Humidity and Temperature Sensor (included)
    Auto Tune Dew Heater Channels
    Reverse Polarity Protection
    USB / PC Controlled or Standalone Operation out of the box
    Lightweight and extremely compact aluminium enclosure

    4 x 12V DC Power outlets for your equipment

    A powerful mosfet transistor provides “electric juice” to your precious equipment. It supply of electricity 4 outputs. Can switch on/off all 12V outputs (not individually).

    This single channel can provide up to 10Amps of current to all ports. Current is shared among the 4 x 12V ports

    Adjustable Regulated Output

    An adjustable output is suitable to provide power to your DSLR / Mirrorless camera / or your RPI3/4. You can tune the voltage to different levels (3,5,8,9,12 Volts). Please note that we provide a wide range of battery couplers for Canon, Nikon, Sony, FUJI Cameras

    Built in Voltmeter

    A precise voltmeter measures and displays in real time your input voltage. If the input is more than 14.5V, the power is instantly cut off to protect your equipment.

    Built in Amp-meter

    An Amp-meter placed after the DC input reports the total electric current.
    Moreover there are three additional amp-meters: One for the 12V outputs and two for the Dew Heater Channels. This allows you to easily monitor detailed and overall power consumption of your equipment.

    More than 12A of total electric current

    Controller has been designed to support up to 12 Amps of total electric current. Please note that a usual backyard astrophotographic setup requires 5-7 Amps

    Standalone Operation

    Pocket Powerbox Advance can work “out of the box” as a standalone device. Just plug the cables and you are ready to go. So, If you don’t like to connect a PC every time, you don’t have to. Simple as that!

    Two channel duty cycle PWM outputs

    Two Pulse width modulation (PWM) outlets are capable to provide power to your “thirsty” Dew Heaters. No more moisture fuzzing your equipment and destroying your clear nights. These outlets can be remote controlled from your laptop using the supplied software.

    Auto Adjustment of PWM (Dew Outputs)

    Controller can auto adjust the heater power levels by consulting the environmental sensor Dew Point reading. Just click “Auto” and leave to Pocket Powerbox to decide if it is time to turn on and precise tune the level of your dew heaters.

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    Embedded USB3 Hub – 2 x USB3 & 2 x USB2 Ports

    A powered USB3 Hub at the back of the device provides 2 x USB3 SuperSpeed Ports and 2 x USB2 High Speed Ports.
    The new SuperSpeed hubs operate in parallel with the USB 2.0 controller, so 5 Gbps SuperSpeed data transfers are not affected by slower USB 2.0 traffic.

    USB Port Configuration under PPBADV Gen2

    • USB Port1 supports USB2 devices
    • USB Port2 supports USB2 devices
    • USB Port3 supports USB2 & USB3 devices
    • USB Port4 supports USB2 & USB3 devices

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    * Older product revision (Gen1) had only 3 out of 4 USB Ports that were compatible to USB2 devices. For detailed information please check the product manual.

    USB High Power Outputs

    USB Port 1 (the USB2 white coloured lower port) provides 5.2V/3Amps. You can connect any device that requires 5V. E.g a Raspberry PI 3/4 or Intel Compute Stick M3/M5 can receive power from this specific port

    Expansion Port (EXT)

    EXT (expansion) port is available for device expansion. This RJ12 socket allows the connectivity of current and future Pegasus Astro products. Plugged devices can be controlled from Pocket Powerbox Advance standalone software or dedicated ASCOM driver.

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    Compact Aluminium Enclosure

    A high quality robust, blue anodised aluminium enclosure houses the electronics of the Pocket Powerbox Advance. Size is 100mm x 71mm x 24mm. Weights 250 grams.

    ASCOM 6 Fully supported

    Pocket Powerbox Advance fully supports ASCOM6. In combination with our main program which acts as a server you can use our latest ASCOM 6.5 supplied drivers to:

    • Report environmental settings to supported software (e.g Sequence Generator Pro / MaximDL )  (ASCOM ObservingConditions)
    • Switch ON / OFF 12V outputs, Adjustable Output, Tune Dew Heaters. (ASCOM Switches)

    INDI Fully supported

    Pocket powerbox fully supports INDI, Bundle it with Stellarmate or any other device that can use INDILib.

    indi-150x150

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    Led Indications for power failure status

    Led can blink in patterns to warn you regarding important power issues (e.g over or under voltage). Moreover light can be turned off using the software. Our led is very dim but in case you don’t like it on you can switch it off via the software.

    Power Cables are included in the package

    Four power cable of DC 2.1mm to 2.1mm male (1m) are included in the package.

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    External Environmental Sensor

    External temperature & relative humidity sensor is included in the package. Know exactly the environment conditions of your location.  Temperature, humidity and dew point measurements are displayed in the software.

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    Connect the device to your laptop/PC and control Pocket Powerbox from the supplied software or ASCOM drivers

    Reverse Polarity Protection

    Device has been design with a reverse voltage polarity protection. It will definitely save your night if you accidentally connect the main power supply in reverse polarity!

    Watchdog

    A hardware watchdog resets the device if for any reason there is no response from the controller for two seconds. A neat feature in the unlikely event of a controller freeze – when you have a remote observatory and you need to be certain that everything works as expected.

    Upgradable Firmware

    Device is firmware upgradable to support future features and bug fixes.

    Optional Mounting accessories

    Optional mounting accessories (brackets and top plate) are now available. Made by black anodised aluminium

    Pair of Mounting Brackets

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    Top Plate for Accessories

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    An example of stacking PPB Advance with USB Control Hub

     

    Supply Voltage 12V – 13.8V DC
    Power Input Connector DC 2.1mm
    Connectivity USB2 – Type B USB Connector
    4 x 12 Outputs Maximum Current 10 Amps in total.
    2.1mm Center Positive
    Software: ON/OFF all ports
    2 Channel x 12 PWM Outputs Maximum Current 5A Each, Black Colored RCA Connector, Pulse Width Modulated (Suitable for Dew Heaters or Flatbox)

    Software: Duty Cycle % / OFF

    1x Sensor Input RJ12 Socket, Connectivity with Environmental Sensor

    0-100% humidity readings with 2-5% accuracy
    -40 to 80°C temperature readings ±0.5°C accuracy

    Camera / DSLR Output  Max 3Amps, 3,5,8,9,12 Volt (Adjustable via software)
    2.1mm Center Positive
    Voltmeter Measures 5 – 15V
    Dimensions 66mm x 66mm x 24mm
    Weight 90 grams
    Pocket Powerbox Advance Controller
    External Temperature / Humidity Sensor
    4 x Power DC 2.1 to 2.1 male cable (1m)
    USB3 Cable Type B (1.8m)

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      Need Expert Advice?

      Visual Astronomy, Astrophotography, Microscopy and Macro Photography can be a little complicated sometimes as there are a lot of options. If you'd like to check something before you purchase just let us know and we'd be happy to help!

      Enquire now or call us (03) 9042 2293